Gorenje is a major appliance manufacturer which is a subsidiary of Chinese state-owned corporation Hisense. It is based in Velenje, Slovenia.
With a continent-wide market share of 4%, it is one of the eight largest manufacturers of home appliances in Europe
Since the company’s beginnings in 1950, Gorenje has expanded into a multinational corporation and the Gorenje Group includes 83 subsidiary companies, 59 of which are located outside Slovenia. In addition to household appliances, Gorenje manufactures ceramics, kitchen and bathroom furniture, and provides services in the fields of energy, ecology and trade. Its products for home, services and companies are present in over 70 countries, mostly in Europe. It cooperates with Swarovski, Pininfarina, Karim Rashid, and Ora-Ïto.
In June 2018, Hisense acquired 95% majority in Gorenje